In the center of Salzburg, Austria, is a work of public art that catches the eye and generates discussion. It’s called the Sphaera, a piece by the artist Stephan Balkenhol, and placed there in 2007. A sphere that’s 9 meters high and 5.5 meters in diameter, and is fabricated with gold plated plastic, and weighs 6 tons. Perched on the top is a single man

Canon EOS 1 Ds Mark III
ISO 200
focal length 39 mm
28-300mm glass
hand held


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  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan10 months ago

    Well done – another interesting place!

  • monnie
    thanks for your comment, Salzburg was totally charming!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton10 months ago

    Isn’t it amazing what some people will do to get attention? Or, are all the people underneath the ball awaiting their turn to stand on top? One for the album! :-)

  • pete
    the Austrian tourist bureau flew folks in from around Europe who wanted to stand on the ball……these were just a few

    – phil decocco

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moro10 months ago

    5th Oct

  • maria
    thanks for your note

    – phil decocco

    JUSTART10 months ago

    great shot

  • thanks much, sylvia

    – phil decocco

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